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Fire-Safe Cigarettes

Kentucky ranks ninth in the United States for fire deaths and is the nation's leader in smoking-related deaths. One-third of all fire deaths in Kentucky are attributed to smoking. The overall mission of the Fire-Safe Cigarette Program is to reduce smoking-related fire deaths in Kentucky.

What is a Fire-Safe Cigarette?
A fire-safe cigarette has a reduced propensity to burn when left unattended. The most common fire-safe technology used by cigarette manufacturers is to make the paper thicker in places to act as "speed bumps" to slow down a burning cigarette.

Fire-Safe Cigarette Certification and Testing

A certified list of Kentucky Fire-Safe Cigarette compliant brand families is available here.